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Jack Calder and his former SAS colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm, are saved from certain death when an ex-Gurkha is killed smothering a deadly grenade thrown into a lunchtime Chinese restaurant in the West End of London. They learn that murderous turf wars are raging between Asian Triads and Eastern European mobsters vying for control of international fiefdoms of drug smuggling, people trafficking, prostitution and money laundering.

An unexpected visit from the highest levels of international law enforcement offers Jack and the ISP team a means to use their black operations skills to wreak a ruthless retaliation against the drug lords.

Unlikely partners emerge in their onslaught against the gangs as the warring criminal factions threaten an unholy alliance to repel them. The pursuit spins across Europe, Turkey and North Africa before a final reckoning.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2086 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: self published (2 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H45KJC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,310 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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SEUMAS GALLACHER escaped from the world of finance five years ago, after a career spanning three continents and five decades.

As the self-professed 'oldest computer Jurassic on the planet' his headlong immersion into the dizzy world of eBook publishing opened his eyes, mind, and pleasure to the joys of self-publishing. As a former businessman, he rapidly understood the concept of a writer's need to 'build the platform', and from a standing start began to develop a social networking outreach, which now tops 17,500 direct contacts.

His first two crime-thrillers, THE VIOLIN MAN'S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK blew his mind with more than 75,000 e-link downloads to date. The third in what has become the 'Jack Calder' series, SAVAGE PAYBACK, was launched late 2013.

He started a humorous, informative, self-publishers blog less than two years ago, never having heard of a 'blog' prior to that, was voted 'Blogger of the Year 2013' and now has a loyal blog following on his networks. He says the novels contain his 'Author's Voice', while the blog carries his 'Author's Brand'. And he's LUVVIN IT!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Read! 19 Oct 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I came to Vengence Wears Black without reading the author's previous book. However, it simply doesn't matter. This is not only part of a series, but a stand alone book as well. Jack Calder's undercover team are brilliantly drawn characters, who you wholly believe in with a cracking plot that spans continents. I particularly liked the fact that the author explores his characters, their foibles and their flaws, so you really get to know them, whilst still moving the plot forward, because if a character has flaws, you can be sure the bad guys will exploit them! If you like action, adventure and spooks then this is a thriller you won't want to miss.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vengeance Wears Black 5 Oct 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Vengeance Wears Black
By Seumas Gallacher

Reviewed by R. Murry

The plot has been used many times: The good guys against the bad guys. However, Mr. Gallacher's intriguing spin on that basic theme has flashes of believably events that brings in the reader. We know that drugs and prostitutes are sold around the world, but what is being done to curtail these criminal activities.

Seumas Gallacher, in his detailed novel, gives a plausible and creditable counter measure - a group of black operations experts who work under the legal radar for Interpol. They are International Security Partners (ISP.) Former SAS members brought together to do what the legal system are not allowed to do, which is to eliminate international criminals by whatever means possible.

One bombing incident, at the Peking Garden restaurant, brings about a turf war between two criminal groups, one Chinese and another East European, for the control over distribution of drugs and prostitution in the United Kingdom.
An ISP comrade is killed in the bombing, which intensifies their already on going contracted policing of these malcontents.

The plot thickens to the point that it hard, at times, to tell who the bad guy is. Mr. Gallacher's character driven story takes us into the background of the international underground. His characters are many, but they come alive to the point that you believe they are real. Three characters propel the story forward and keep you attentive: the leader of ISP, a Chinese elder, and a drug lord lieutenant. Their actions drive the story forward and to an acceptable conclusion.

Seumas descriptive prose delivers an interesting and colorful journey through Europe and Asia, where the drugs and women are imported from to major cities across the world. Unfortunately, there is much truth to what is in this fictional novel. You won't put the book down.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding as usual by Seumas Gallacher 26 Sep 2012
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Vengeance wears black is the second novel by the excellent Scottish author Seumas Gallacher whose debut "The Violin Man's legacy" was one of the best crime books I have read this year, so I had very high hopes for this book and boy it didn't disappoint.
The book like "legacy" follows the fortunes of former SAS solider Jack Calder and his ISP (international security partners) employers run by former SAS commanding officer Jules Townsend, when a hand grenade is thrown into a busy Chinese restaurant in London ex Ghurkha and friend of Jack and ISP dives on the grenade and saves everyone in the restraint and his friends in exchange for his own life Jules & jack and the rest of the team vow to avenge their friends death by using the skills the men have ultimately acquired in the SAS days to bring the Killers to justice.
In the hunt for the Killers the team are sent on a collision course with Asian triad and eastern European crime syndicates who's own gang wars have inadvertently sent them into a whole new war with ISP.
Seamus has an exceptional story telling ability that leaves readers truly hooked and is a up there with the best in the genre, I certainly think there is more to come in the Jack Calder series and quite rightly so too as Seamus is a gifted author without a doubt
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great thriller 28 Feb 2014
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"Vengeance Wears Black" by Seumas Gallacher is a gripping thriller set in the world of a private security firm that investigates sinister international mobsters.
Beginning with a rather grim chapter involving human trafficking from Eastern Europe to Britain the book then turns its focus on London. Members of said security only narrowly escape a bomb blast that seems part of a international gang warfare.
Jack Calder and his former SAS colleagues investigate and team up with officials to sort out the mess that spans from Hong Kong and South China to Eastern Europe and the UK.
Gallacher has spun a complex plot that reflects how one must imagine the underworld functioning. The investigation moves at a realistic pace but never loses suspense and intrigue. The characters are also gratefully written without the OTT attributes that many thrillers like to give their heroes. Calder and his partners are almost regular people which made the whole story come together believably.
This has great production values and a high entertainment factor.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity 7 Feb 2014
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In many ways this is a good thriller. It includes organised crime gangs (Chinese and Kosovan mafia involved in a turf war over control of the drugs and sex trade), Interpol, and a freelance security team of ex-SAS soldiers. Although the plot is solid and the story moves at a good pace, I felt that there was insufficient depth to the main characters and this book didn't excite me as much as it should have done. Most of the ingredients were there for this to have been a first rate thriller, but for me, the author didn't quite pull it off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A real action story
A fast paced read that will keep you wanting to read on into the night (who needs sleep)! ?

Set in Britain a mercenary type organisation is bought in, by Interpol, to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lt Col Val
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Seumas
Another good read from Seumas Gallacher. Jack Calder and his team get stuck in and kick some butt. This page turner would make a great film. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gordon Milne
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Action
An enjoyable action packed thriller. Its an easy read and a wee bit predictable but really good fun
Published 4 months ago by Huge
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't cross the Scot!
Seumas Gallacher does it again. This Christmas cracker of a story caught me by the throat and would not let go. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Pinot
4.0 out of 5 stars A travelling companion
This is the ideal read for when you are travelling. The action never lets up as the tale unravels like a twisting rollercoaster; mayhem for the plane or a rainy day. Read more
Published 16 months ago by M. A. Logan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel to Violin man's legacy,
Entertaining, gripping with characters already known to the reader. Can't wait for the next in the Trilogy.
Loving the pictures painted in to the lives of the main characters.
Published 19 months ago by JOANNE ELEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Well crafted and based on a popular premise
Are you a policeman fed up with red tape and rules? A citizen fed up with the criminals getting away with their crimes? Read more
Published 20 months ago by MrTibbs2014
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid action thriller; bang on!
This is the first of Seumas Gallacher's thrillers I have read and it was definitely worth the while. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Enrico Grafitti
5.0 out of 5 stars All action
From the first 'page' this was a page turner. A very gritty read, and would say it compares to some of the well known authors. Read more
Published 22 months ago by happy stitcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This,is a book you can't put down as the story from beginning to end is one action sequence after another. I hope the author keeps,the characters for yet another ripping yarn.
Published 22 months ago by C Elyod
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